This was a rough week for photography. I was too involved with the printing, framing, mounting aspects of the art form. I had selected seven photographs to have printed so I could refresh my display at Enchanted Circle Brewing in Angel Fire. In this day of dwindling galleries for art and photography it is wise to stay on top of things.
I paint and photograph. The advantage of photography over painting is the image remains in my computer until someone wants a print or I have an opportunity to display. But the disadvantage is, unlike painting when given an opportunity to show the work needs to just be taken from the studio walls, with photography there are tons of decisions to be made as to size and platform, supplies to be ordered, and then matting and framing or if printed on canvas stretched on bars.
I had also just been given a venue in Taos to show a few of my paintings. Taking the camera out for a spin in the neighborhood was hardly on the top of my to-do list. To fill the week even the studio cat was included. And thankfully it snowed.
But had I taken photo 351 a couple days earlier it would have been included in those I printed on canvas. It will be in the next group if just for me. I paintings are hung at Earlene's Cafe. And today I will hang the last two photographs on canvas at the brewery. Ran into a stretcher bar issue.
It truly isn't all about pretty pictures.
Thicke - the boss